Optimus, I like your call. Ginn is worthless as a wide out. Moss wants more than the Niners can give him and I think, while he did a great job in a mentor's role this year, it won't fly next season. He's gone. Manningham was still on crutches at the Super Bowl. Not a good sign. Williams, I have heard, is ahead of schedule. So what do the Niners do?
I like the idea of Jennings or Bowe, but I really think either one of those guys will break the bank. The rumor out of Baltimore is that the Ravens might release Anquan Boldin. I like that idea. Here are some other names (by the way...I'm not sold on any of these guys, but they might be able to help. It's worth talking about)
Josh Cribbs (good return man too)
Brian Hartline (but I've heard he want's a 5-6 mil contract)
Mike Wallace (probably like Jennings and Bowe...too pricey)
Danny Amendola (if we sign this guy, then we don't have to watch him put up 25 catches in a game like he did this year)
Wes Welker (too pricey)
Devery Henderson (he can certainly stretch a field; but I've always questioned his hands)
Domenik Hixson (Another of those Giant receivers who is seemingly always hurt)
Brandon Gibson (he's an unknown playing in that Rams' offense)
after that...pray. Another option would be to package draft picks for a receiver currently on another roster. I don't know...it's going to be tough if Jenkins turns out to be Ryan Leaf.
As for the draft, my thoughts are:
CB - Please, I'm tired of Chris Culliver
DL - We have to find a replacement for Justin Smith at some point
LB - Larry Grant will most assuredly be gone...back ups will be key. Haralson will be back.
WR - See above...we could also use a kick returner here
Looking at Kahuna's list, I think that Josh Cribbs would be a great pickup. He's not going to be expensive and he can also be our main punt returner. I know that he and our special teams coach have a history together. I think that Kyle Williams would definitely be able to be our PR and do a good job, but I'd rather not risk him getting injured. He's a good slot receiver and we missed him down the stretch. I wouldn't be surprised if we get a late round pick on a WR with speed. We could always use someone who can stretch the field (and there are suprisingly a lot of "undersized" WRs with blazing speed to be had typically in the 6th round).
I think we could cut Moss, Ginn, MM & maybe 1 more & then draft a guy & make a play for Greg Jennings or Bowe without breaking the bankI was just thinking about this. Actually was going to make a thread about it. What kind of $$$ is Jennings going to require? I'd really like him and Crab as a 1/2 punch!